May 012016
 May 1, 2016
Oregon Approves First Recreational Marijuana Producer Licenses

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved eight Recreational Marijuana producer licenses, the first licenses issued under Oregon’s legalized recreational marijuana system. “These licensees reflect the pioneering spirit Oregon is known for,” said Rob Patridge, OLCC Chair. “They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and possess the entrepreneurial spirit of this industry.” The OLCC Commission will meet weekly through early June, 2016 to approve license applications, at which time the Commission plans to delegate authority to the OLCC Executive Director to approve licenses. During the next month the OLCC licensing effort will continue to focus on producers, especially outdoor

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May 012016
 May 1, 2016
Woody Harrelson's Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Gets Denied In Hawaii

I have been a Woody Harrelson fan for a very long time. I grew up watching Cheers on television, and White Men Can’t Jump is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. But Woody Harrelson’s acting career is not the only reason why I like him so much. Woody Harrelson has been a tireless champion for cannabis reform, and was once arrested for planting hemp. So I was sad to find out that his application to open one of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries didn’t get approved. Per Reuters: Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson’s bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in

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Apr 292016
 April 29, 2016
How Much Legal Marijuana Was Sold On April 20th, 2016?

I look forward to April 20th every year, for obvious reasons. But it’s more than just a day to blaze up. I do that every day. For me 4/20 also provides a day for me to gathering with a lot of people I haven’t seen in quite awhile, and it also provides an opportunity to make new friends. I spent my 4/20 in Portland this year, and it was hands down the best 4/20 I’ve ever been a part of. My friends Dave and Linda really know how to throw a party! This was the first 4/20 that legal recreational

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
Chicago Narcs Busted Lying Through Their Teeth In Marijuana Case

By Clarence Walker It was just another marijuana bust by Chicago’s crack dope squad and should have resulted in an easy conviction, but thanks to a forgotten camera, things didn’t exactly work out the way the cops planned. Now, the pot dealer is free, he has a bunch of cash in pocket, and it’s the cops who are facing justice. It went down on June 6, 2013, when three Chicago Police narcotics officer and a pair of suburban Glenview police officers pulled over Joseph Sperling on the pretext that he had failed to properly use his turn signal, then claimed

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
'Sports Cannabis' To Take Center Stage At ArcView Event In Portland Next Week

I know a lot of people that play sports and/or exercise regularly. I used to play sports quite a bit before I was diagnosed with arthritis in my foot. I still exercise though, as should everyone. It’s estimated that over 125 million adults play some type of sport and/or exercise regularly. That number just includes adults, and when compared to the overall population of America (estimated to be about 318 million people of all ages), it becomes even more relevant. That’s why I think the ‘sports cannabis’ movement is going to be such a big deal, both for the cannabis

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Apr 232016
 April 23, 2016
All Tickets To The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Include Access To VIP After Party

I am very excited today, because today is the beginning of the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference. Technically the conference itself takes place tomorrow, but there is a VIP reception tonight with Dr. Carl Hart, which I’m sure will be followed by fantastic networking opportunities and exploration missions around the Eugene, Oregon area. For those that have never been to Eugene before, it’s an amazing town full of cannabis history. Like I always say, Jack Herer lived there for a reason! I personally plan on going to my two favorite spots in Eugene – Skinner’s Butte and Cheeba Hut! I have

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Apr 222016
 April 22, 2016
Sports And Exercise Could Become The Biggest Sector Of The Cannabis Industry

According to NORML, there are about 25 million cannabis consumers in America (consumed marijuana at least once within the last year). Those 25 million consumers are spread out across the country, with some living in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana is legal, and sadly, the rest living in states where marijuana is fully prohibited. Some consumers get to feed a legal cannabis industry, while others send their dollars off into the black market. Right now the cannabis industry is built on that consumer base. But that consumer base is about to grow exponentially, and in a very rapid fashion, at least

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Apr 212016
 April 21, 2016
Tickets Are Still Available For The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference This Weekend

I have lived in Oregon my entire life. I couldn’t picture myself living anywhere else. Admittedly, I haven’t traveled everywhere and consumed marijuana all over the globe, but I can say that anywhere I have traveled (All over the Western United States) I have never seen marijuana as good and as cheap as it is in Oregon. Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana, the second to legalize medical marijuana, and in 2014 legalized recreational marijuana. It’s an amazing time to be a cannabis consuming Oregonian. It’s also an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. But with the good

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Apr 192016
 April 19, 2016
The Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference And Expo Is Coming To Florida

There are many, many marijuana industry events these days. Almost every day I hear about another one popping up. Not all business conferences are created equal. Marijuana Business Media, the company behind Marijuana Business Daily, puts on some of the best industry events that you will ever hear about. I gave their 2015 Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas ‘Event of the Year’ last year, and that wasn’t even a hard decision. I attended the first Marijuana Business Conference, which took place in 2012 in Denver. To see how much the event has grown over the years is

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Apr 182016
 April 18, 2016
Denver: City Council Votes Yes On New Marijuana Industry Caps In Test Vote

There was a big vote in Denver tonight. The Denver City Council took a ‘test vote’ on proposed marijuana industry caps. The Denver City Council voted 8-3 to pass the proposal. There will be a final vote a week from today. The proposal was an amended version, which was first introduced by Denver City Council member Robin Kniech. The first vote failed to pass with a 6-6 vote. The Denver City Council definitely appeared to like the changes. An 8-3 vote would definitely make it seem that a passage of the proposal is inevitable. Below are details of the proposal, via The

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